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2008/6/6-8 [Uncategorized] UID:50165 Activity:nil
6/5     Does any one have darin's current email?  He doesn't seem to
        be responding to his soda email. -jrleek
2008/6/6-10 [Politics/Domestic/Election, ERROR, uid:50166, category id '18005#14.3352' has no name! , ] UID:50166 Activity:nil
6/6     http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91226631
        Obama Bans DNC from Taking Lobbyists' Money
        \_ Meanwhile the charity "Friends of New Orleans" will pay for the
           party at the DNC in Denver
           http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/10878.html
        \_ Further proof that Obama is a radical marxist.
2008/6/6-8 [Uncategorized] UID:50167 Activity:nil
3/6     God is a Celtics fan.  Satan loves the Lakers.
        \_ Is the Rapist still leading the Lakers?
2008/6/6-10 [Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia, Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:50168 Activity:nil
6/6     http://www.google.com/news?q="fist+bump" - danh
        \_ Gag. And 1000 reporters jizz in their pants.
           \_ Heil!
        \_ Behind the times: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JUUIBJme-bg
           (Bud commercial)
        \_ http://mediamatters.org/items/200806060007
           It wasn't a fist bump it was a "terrorist fist jab"!  Go Fox!
2008/6/6-10 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:50169 Activity:nil
6/6     motd warriors, I edit the motd with emacs, I respect a lock
        anyone else has, and with the POWER OF BUFFERS I can even hold
        my changes somewhere and wait till you are done and merge
        them in later. - nice motd editing guy.
        \_ Yep, I do the same with vi.
2008/6/6-8 [Uncategorized] UID:50170 Activity:nil
6/6     5/12 Sichuan was an inside job.
        \_ Nonsense.  It is all BUSHCOS fault!
           \_ "How do we know BUSHCO didn't cause the 'quakes?"
              "The quakes happened, didn't they?"
2008/6/6-10 [Computer/Networking] UID:50171 Activity:nil
6/6     Now that 3g wireless speeds are getting useable and phones are
        coming out that have built in wifi are there any phones that
        can be used as wireless wifi access point?  -aspo
        \_ Yes. My coworker does this with his Blackberry.
2008/6/6-10 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:50172 Activity:nil
6/6     Am I in alone is really hating tabbed web browsing? I cannot stand
        it! If I go to a new site I like to have a new window because I
        might want to see both sites at once or I might want to kill the
        window entirely if it gets hung up. From my POV tabbed browsing is
        not a plus.
        \_ I multitask between 2-3 different things, meaning I need to
           go back and forth on documentation, manpage, various test URLs,
           etc. But then again I'm a very atypical developer since I can
           do many things at the same time. My take is if you're a better
           single tasker, multi-tabs may be too difficult to grasp.
           \_ How can you multitask when you can only see one site at a time?
              Tabs are sort of the antithesis of multitasking.
              \_ You are dense. I'm sure that's not the first time
                 you've heard this. You think everyone should think like
                 you and if not, they're idiots. Dumb fuck. I'm done
                 with you.
              \_ I'm reading a piece of code, then I need to branch off
                 to understand a function, then I need another function,
                 then I need to come back, then RFTM, then email, then
                 calendar, then check news. I don't want to keep opening
                 new windows, so tab seems the best next thing.
                 \_ This sounds like serial tasking to me.
                    \_ Very true, but the cost of context-switch is
                       1/5-1/10 of the original cost of serially changing
                       URLs. Did you even take CS162?
                       \_ Which part of CONTEXT-SWITCH don't you
                          understand? Motherfucker!
                          \_ PP does SMP
                             \_ prev post is a rip-off from a movie
                    \_ Which is what people do.  I don't think you read two
                       pages at the exact same time.  Do you read books by
                       starting each page at the top all at once?
        \_ And lucky for you you can turn it off.
           \_ Of course. I just don't see why this is some 'feature' that
              people seem to get excited about. It would be nice if it
              went away.
              \_ YOU don't see it, but many people do. Majority rules.
                 Yeah yeah, you're smarter and better than everyone else
                 so YOU don't see WHY people want it in the first place,
                 and YOU wish it would go away. What a fucking tard.
                 \_ Yes, the majority usually is right about deciding
                    what's best - from McDonald's to VHS.
              \_ it's not going away.  just don't use it.
              \_ Well, I like it a lot,  I hardly ever want to see 2 sites
                 at once.  I do open up a lot of tabs though.
              \_ Safari now makes it easy to take a tab and make it a new
                 window.  The few times I want two windows at a time it is
                 a nice feature to have.
                 \_ Now *this* is a nice feature.
                 \_ And opera's had this feature for about 5 years.
                    \_ Great.
2008/6/6-10 [Uncategorized] UID:50173 Activity:nil
6/6     oil jumps $10 a barrel today.
        thanks hippies.
        \_ Have oil prices been going up? I didn't notice. -bike riding hippie
        \_ Has oil prices been going up? I didn't notice. -bike riding hippie
2008/6/6-10 [Politics/Foreign, Politics/Domestic/President] UID:50174 Activity:nil
6/6     Hellooooooo knife control
        http://csua.org/u/lps [washington post]
          My favorite part is Prime Minister Gordon Brown:
        Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Thursday announced a crackdown on
        teenagers carrying knives, saying that those as young as 16 will be
        prosecuted for knife possession on the first offense. Previously,
        anyone younger than 18 generally received only a warning.
          "Young people need to understand that carrying knives doesn't protect
        you, it does the opposite -- it increases the danger for all of us,
        destroys young lives and ruins families," Brown said after meeting with
        top police and government officials at his 10 Downing Street office.
        "Recent tragic events have reminded us of that."
        \_ carrying knives doesn't protect you??!?
        \_ what about utility?  What self-respecting geek doesn't carry around
           a leatherman (or equivalent) today?   -ERic
           \_ http://www.goxplore.net/guides/Knife_law_(UK
              Folding knife < 3 inches long is legal.  Having "a good reason"
              to have a knife is legal.  I'm not defending the law (or
              attacking it, it's not my country and I don't really care) but
              at least you should know what you are talking about.
           \_ In school? At an age of younger than 18? How do they get past
              the metal detectors?
2008/6/6-10 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:50175 Activity:nil
6/6     What are some shows you'd love to see? I'll start:
        American Gladiators - Gay Edition
        \_ Which one is the REAL blonde?
           Are blondes really more fun?
           Handsome and the ugly girl
           Jock and the Geekoid Asperger Girl
2008/6/6-12 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:50176 Activity:kinda low
6/6     "I am looking forward to a debate with John McCain. John McCain is a
        good man. He's an American hero. We honor his service to this nation.
        But he has made some bad choices about the company he keeps." -Barack
        Obama
        \_ "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way" -- BUSHJR
        \_ No way Obama really said that.  That is so pot-kettle-black.
           \_ Yes he did. See for yourself:
              http://youtube.com/watch?v=o6XyE_J-Xyo
              at 1:25 in the video
              \_ Wow, amazing given Obama's list of friends.
        \_ It will be good to have this election to see if the American people
           really want to continue the War in Iraq or finally end it. That is
           what democracy is all about.
           \_ You mean like in 2004 and 2006?
              \_ Sure. In 2004 the public voted to keep the project going.
                 In 2006 they voted the other way, but the legistlature does
                 not have enough power to act unilaterally. Our framers set
                 things up like that on purpose.
                 \_ If they voted the other way, why did so many pro-war
                    candidates win?  Why did Lieberman win?  The 2006 election
                    as mandate to leave Iraq is one of the biggest media lies
                    in the last quarter century.
                    \_ so what's your explanation?  The complete bankruptcy of
                       Republican ideology and policies?  -tom
                       \_ Explanation for what?  And yes, for once you're
                          finally right (a broken clock strikes twice) but not
                          for the reasons you feel.  The Republican party no
                          longer has an ideology.  They now have the same long
                          term goals as the Dems:  acquire and retain power.
                          For a few years there they actually believed in
                          something, but no longer, sadly leaving those who
                          care about the long term health of this country with
                          no one to vote for.  Oh but wait I can vote for the
                          extreme left marxist or the somewhat left socialist.
                          Fortunately, we term out the POTUS, so the amount of
                          damage either can inflict is repairable.
                          \_ Maybe you'd be better off in Myanmar.  -tom
                             \_ He should go to a place where the govt. has
                                no ideology but to hold power because he
                                doesn't like that in our parties?  You're
                                making even less sense than usual. -jrleek
                          \_ Which one do you think is the "extreme left
                             marxist"? Can you please sign your future posts
                             "WN" for wingnut, so I can filter them? Thks.
                   \_ I actually thought this comment was too stupid to be
                      worth replying to, but after reading the above, I have
                      changed my mind. The reason "so many" as you put it,
                      pro-war candidates won is because the war was still
                      popular in certain sections of the country. I imagine it
                      still is, in a few places. There are 435 different
                      Congressional elections. At least one of them must still
                      be pro-Bush.
           \_ Hopefully the American people are smart enough to understand
              that voting based on a single point is pretty dumb.  "I ended
              the war but turned the country into a debt ridden socialist mess
              the likes of which Jimmy Carter can only dream of!"  The war
              will end soon enough no matter who is in office.  I vote based
              on the long term health of the country which has little to do
              with Iraq and everything to do with long term economic policy
              and security as always.
              \_ gee, I wonder if there is some huge discretionary
                 expense that we could cut out of the budget...I'm
                 wracking my brain to think if there might be anything
                 we're spending a shitload of money on for no good
                 purpose...  -tom
2008/6/6-12 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:50177 Activity:nil
6/6     Hee hee.  Obama 2008 == Cuomo 1984
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYa8k09V7lI
        \_ Except McCain is not quite as charming as RONALD REGAN THE
           AMERICAN HERO!!!
2008/6/6-10 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:50178 Activity:low
6/6     Suprise! John Bolton doesn't think much of Obama!
        http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-bolton5-2008jun05,0,5282011.story
        \_ Oh, John Bolton, is there any situation you can't stick your foot
           in your mouth over?
           \_ Evil John Bolton puts US before UN!  Rat Bastard!
              \_ Bolton's a bundle of neuroses and anger management issues
                 looking for an outlet; you don't hire a man like that for
                 his patriotism, you hire him so you can aim him at people
                 you don't like, then watch him spew.
                 \_ Can we give him a CSUA account?
                    \_ Now you're catching on. Look for him on the freep
                       boards, too.
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